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USC ready to trust young offensive linemen if needed

USC football has begun the process of becoming whole. On Wednesday, the first Trojan exited quarantine protocol and returned to practice following COVID-19 exposure. Head coach Clay Helton expects to see more players rejoin the team in the days ahead of Sunday’s 4:30 p.m. game against Washington State at the Coliseum (Fox Sports 1). But there still remains the possibility USC won’t be back to full strength by kickoff. The Trojans had to cancel their previous game due to positive COVID-19 tests a...
Tags: Utah, Cdc, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, College sports, Washington State, Pacific Northwest, Usc, Ucla, Santa Clara County, Trojans, Helton, Clay Helton


Taking my startup completely remote has saved us over $250,000 this year. Here's how we were able to grow more quickly while keeping our culture strong.

Tom Sagi is CEO and cofounder of Hourly, an insurtech platform. Tom Sagi Tom Sagi is the CEO of Hourly, an insurtech startup that connects the dots between payroll and workers' compensation insurance. When the pandemic caused the company's move to a new office to be put on hold, Sagi was skeptical about how his company would run with a fully remote team. Seven months in, he says he now appreciates the increased flexibility and productivity that comes with remote work, as well as the decrea...
Tags: Startups, Office, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Palo Alto, Bay Area, Nordic, Pepsi, Tech Startup, CEOs, Sagi, Hourly, WFH, COVID


Woz's Apple rainbow logo eyeglasses (and an Apple I) up for auction

"Around 1979, I had an optometrist in Palo Alto custom make 30 pairs of these glasses with lenses in the shape and rainbow colors of the original Apple logo," says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. "It was a project, just for fun." — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Palo Alto, Steve Wozniak, Eyeglasses


Splunk acquires network observability service Flowmill

Data platform Splunk continues to make acquisitions as it works to build out its recently launched observability platform. After acquiring Plumbr and Rigor last month, the company today announced that it has acquired Flowmill, a Palo Alto-based network observability startup. Flowmill focuses on helping its users find network performance issues in their cloud infrastructure in real time and measure their traffic by service to help them control cost. Like so many other companies in this space now,...
Tags: TC, Tech, Ceo, Palo Alto, Software, Computing, Linux, Real-time, Splunk, Data Security, Cloud Infrastructure, NPM, Cloud Applications, Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan Perry, System Administration


SpaceX founder Elon Musk passes Bill Gates as world’s second-richest person

Elon Musk, founder of Hawthorne-based SpaceX, has passed Microsoft founder Bill Gates to officially become the second richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk posted a net worth listed at $127.9 billion, ahead of Gates’ $127.7 billion, in the latest list published Monday. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is first on the list at $182 billion. The 49-year-old Musk co-founded Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, in 2003. He founded his H...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, China, Tesla, Bloomberg, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk


United States: SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Leads $100 Million Funding For MindTickle - Cooley LLP

Palo Alto – November 23, 2020 – Cooley advised SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as the lead investor in sales readiness company MindTickle's $100 million financing
Tags: News, Palo Alto, United States, Cooley, SoftBank Vision Fund, MindTickle, MindTickle Cooley LLP


Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is moving to Austin, the latest in a string of high-profile tech moguls abandoning Silicon Valley amid the pandemic

Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is moving to Austin, according to a report from The Information.  Houston's departure from Silicon Valley is the latest in a string of high-profile moves during the pandemic.  Investor Keith Rabois is moving to Miami, Palantir cofounder and venture capitalist Joe Lonsdale is also moving to Austin, Brex's cofounders are decamping for Los Angeles, and Palantir is moving the company headquarters to Denver.  T...
Tags: Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Drew Houston, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Palo Alto, Austin, Michael Dell, Dropbox, Peter Thiel, Miami


The 25 most expensive ZIP codes in America in 2020

A number of Orange County, California, neighborhoods that hug the Pacific coast south of Los Angeles — including Newport Beach, pictured — made the list of priciest ZIP codes in the country. Denis Tagney Jr./Getty Images Real estate data provider Property Shark released its annual ranking of the most expensive ZIP codes in the US. The ranking was determined by median home sale prices. For the fourth year in a row, Silicon Valley suburb Atherton took the top spot. The median home sale price...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, California, Housing, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Economy, Features, Palo Alto, San Diego, Beverly Hills


SoulCycle's top instructors had sex with clients, 'fat-shamed' coworkers, and used homophobic and racist language, insiders say

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.Read on for more on SoulCycle's top instructors mistreating staff, Moderna's research revolution, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai's leadership shift. Bryan R. Smith/Getty; BFA; Olivia Atherton; Skye Gould/Business Insider Hello!We now have two promising coronavirus vaccines, with Moderna's promising results this week...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, California, France, China, Trends, Nike, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Atlantic, Sergey Brin, Retail, Silicon Valley, Graham, Pfizer


Top Christmas albums: 7 all-time favorites to enjoy this season

Sure, there’s no shortage of new Christmas albums being released in 2020. And some of these newbies, including Carrie Underwood’s “My Gift” and For King & Country’s “A Drummer Boy Christmas,” are actually quite good. But old favorites hold powerful appeal, a reminder of the holiday traditions we’ve cherished over the years. Here are seven of our all-time favorite Christmas albums, organized chronologically. “Merry Christmas,” Johnny Mathis (1958) Let’s kick off the list with one of the most po...
Tags: Holidays, Christmas, Sport, Palo Alto, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Voice, Nat King Cole, Joseph, Anaheim, Ella Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Merle Haggard, Johnny Mathis


How a luxury e-commerce founder continued a key partnership with Neiman Marcus throughout the pandemic, while leaning into a socially distanced business model

Sarah Davis, CEO and founder of Fashionphile. Fashionphile Sarah Davis is the founder of Fashionphile, a luxury consignment platform that is primarily e-commerce but operates brick-and-mortar stores throughout the nation.  In 2019, the platform took on its first major partner, Neiman Marcus, and began opening up flagship locations in various Neiman Marcus locations throughout the nation.  The partnership — and Davis' company — were both put to the test as the pandemic began to sweep thr...
Tags: Trends, UPS, Palo Alto, Davis, Beverly Hills, Starbucks, Business Insider, Neiman Marcus, Sarah Davis, Moda Operandi, Olivela, Fashionphile, Dominic Madori Davis, Leas, Fashionphile Fashionphile Sarah Davis, Fashionphile Selling Studios


Stanford Draws A Line With Atlas: Trump Adviser’s Views Are ‘Inconsistent’ With University

Stanford University officials on Monday distanced the elite institution from Dr. Scott Atlas, saying that his views on handling the coronavirus pandemic were “inconsistent” with those of the university and its conservative-leaning think tank a fter Atlas appeared to promote an uprising against measures to combat the spread of coronavirus as cases reach record-highs.  “Dr. Atlas has expressed views that are inconsistent with the university’s approach in response to the pandemic,” the unive...
Tags: News, Stanford, Palo Alto, Atlas, Michigan, Stanford University, Trump, Hoover Institution, Scott Atlas, Gretchen Whitmer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zoë Richards


SoulCycle instructors were treated like celebrities by company execs, but 30 insiders say star trainers fat-shamed colleagues and slept with riders

Bryan R. Smith/Getty; BFA; Olivia Atherton; Skye Gould/Business Insider In August 2014, Jennifer Brody was working as a studio manager at California's Palo Alto SoulCycle when she met Conor Kelly, a "master instructor" with SoulCycle. Kelly was in town from the East Coast to teach a class.After the class ended, Brody, who is a Black woman, said she changed out of her workout clothes and put a bandana on her head. When she passed Kelly in the studio, she said, he laughed and said "Whoa — Au...
Tags: Hollywood, Fitness, California, Trends, Palo Alto, Retail, Soulcycle, Teaser, East Coast, Bfa, Soho House, Kelly, Mercedes Benz, Brody, Jemima, Arts & Culture


Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

Palo Alto Networks has been on buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. The deal breaks down to $670 million in cash and stock and another $130 million in equity awards to Expanse employees. Expanse provides a service to help companies understand and protect their attack surface, where they could be most vulnerable to attack. It works by giving the security team a view of how the...
Tags: Security, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Palo Alto, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Networks, Crunchbase, Exit, Expanse, Tim Junio


Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day

Waymo has taken a dual approach to operations on Election Day. In San Francisco, where Waymo has been testing its autonomous vehicles, driving operations have been temporarily suspended Tuesday and Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.” Its fleet of autonomous vehicles was moved Monday to nearby Mountain View, according to an internal email first reported by The Verge. Waymo has continued its testing operations on public roads in Mountain View, according to an email from Transdev, the ve...
Tags: TC, Uber, California, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, Cruise, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Autonomous Vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Aurora, Dallas Fort Worth, Foster City


Ready, Set, Raise, an accelerator for women built by women, announces third class

In 2018, Leslie Feinzaig, the founder of Female Founders Alliance, launched a free, equity-free accelerator for women called Ready, Set, Raise. The goal was to provide under-networked female founders the coaching and connections needed to raise money. This year, as funding for female founders drops to 2017 levels, Feinzaig realized why accelerators, hers included, might not work for women as well as they work for men: demo day. A common culminating event in most accelerators, demo day is an even...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, New York, Incubators, Los Angeles, Tech, Palo Alto, Brooklyn, Female, TechStars, Accelerators, Founders, Seattle Wa, New York Ny, San Jose CA


Top 3 Cities To Be Based In As A Tech Entrepreneur

Being a tech entrepreneur can be a difficult task. There are millions of people developing software around the world all looking towards making a name for themself in the game. In this article we have looked at cities that are notoriously known for house more tech entrepreneurs per capita than other cities around the globe. Together with Escapeaway , we have found three cities to be based in when being a tech entrepreneur. It is cities with a lot of options and frameworks that makes it e...
Tags: Apple, Startups, New York, Entrepreneurship, China, New York City, San Francisco, City, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, Startup Ecosystem, Others, Shenzhen China China, New York City New York United States New York City, Trello IBM


These are the 20 richest places in the US

A home in Atherton, California. Melia Robinson/Business Insider Bloomberg released its annual Richest Places index. The Silicon Valley neighborhood of Atherton came out on top for the fourth year in a row. The index ranks the wealthiest communities in the US by average household income, and to crack the list, a neighborhood needs an average household income of $220,000.Elite neighborhoods in coastal states dominated — California and New York City suburbs comprised most of the top 20.Visit B...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, New York City, US, Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Economy, Features, Palo Alto, Chicago, United States


Google is planning to add new 'hub' offices to provide flexibility for employees, and experts say these networks of satellite offices are the future in Silicon Valley

Amazon's office in Boulder, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images The future of the tech office isn't clustered in Silicon Valley, experts told Business Insider. Instead, tech companies will likely adopt a "hub-and-spoke" model, with satellite offices peppered across the US. In a post-coronavirus era, employees may have a "remote-first" work schedule, and commute to a satellite office when they need to from wherever they live.  Amazon, Apple, and Uber have alre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Texas, Labor, Colorado, New York City, US, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy


Take a look inside one of Levi's new futuristic stores, offering an 'endless aisle' experience and a tailor shop where customers can customize clothes

Levi's just opened its first NextGen store in North America. Levi's Levi's is opening more of its NextGen stores in the US.  The locations prioritize customization and the company's digital capabilities.  Levi's plans to open about 100 new small-format stores over the next few years, and some of those will be NextGen stores, according to the company. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Levi's is reimagining its stores for the future of retail.The apparel maker just...
Tags: US, Los Angeles, Trends, Palo Alto, Shanghai, Levi, Stanford Shopping Center, Scottsdale Arizona, Chip Bergh, Madeline Stone, Visit Business Insider, North America Levi, Palo Alto California The NextGen, Palo Alto NextGen


Microsoft claims its idea of an app store is exactly opposite to Apple’s

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 developers will have the freedom to distribute their app anywhere they want, and not just its own store. The company said it will not block any app only on the basis of a developer’s business model or how it delivers content and services, as part of ten principles the company published on Wednesday, outlining its idea of an app store for Windows. There is a caveat though: Microsoft won’t apply the same principles to its Xbox app store given that the econom...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Spotify, News, Microsoft, Congress, India, Windows, US, Palo Alto, European Commission, Antitrust, App Store, CAF, Rima Alaily


'The Social Network,' a fictionalized version of Facebook's founding story, is 10 years old. Here's where the people behind the characters are now.

(L) Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Social Network' (2010); (R) Mark Zuckerberg Sony/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Image David Fincher's 'The Social Network' debuted on movie screens in 2010. The dramatized version of Facebook's founding story follows Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, and entrepreneur Sean Parker as they build and launch the social media giant.  At least two people from the founding team — Sean Parker and Chris Hughes — have been critical of Facebook in recent years. Take...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Washington, Life, Aaron Sorkin, Singapore, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg


Macrometa, an edge computing service for app developers, lands $7M seed round led by DNX

As people continue to work and study from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in edge computing has increased. Macrometa, a Palo Alto-based that provides edge computing infrastructure for app developers, announced today it has closed a $7 million seed round. The funding was led by DNX Ventures, an investment fund that focuses on early-stage B2B startups. Other participants included returning investors Benhamou Global Ventures, Partech Partners, Fusion Fund, Sway Ventures, Velar Capit...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Cloud Computing, US, Tech, Developers, Palo Alto, Snowflake, Amazon Web Services, App Developers, Pensando, Google Cloud, DNX


How early Facebook employees Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein founded billion-dollar productivity software startup Asana, which just went public

Asana cofounders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. Asana Asana went public via a direct listing on Wednesday.The team productivity software company was started by Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, who both left Facebook in 2008.The cofounders worked with Silicon Valley elite at Facebook before starting Asana, which became a unicorn in 2018.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Asana, the productivity unicorn valued at $1.5 billion, filed to become a publicly-traded ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Florida, Enterprise, Washington Post, Finance, Ipo, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Palo Alto, Harvard


New housing goals stir opposition

As this much-troubled year began, the twin crises of homelessness and a broader housing shortage were, by common consent, California’s most pressing political issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted almost all of his State of the State address to them in February and legislators introduced dozens of housing bills. Within a few weeks, however, housing and homelessness took a back seat as two new twin crises slammed into the state — the COVID-19 pandemic and a severe recession triggered by an anti-virus...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, San Diego, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Doug Mcintyre, Capitol, Roberts Court, Dan Walters, Department of Housing and Community Development


10 things in tech you need to know today

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Facebook took down a Chinese disinformation network that spread propaganda across Southeast Asia and the US. Facebook said in a blog post that it had removed two coordinated disinformation campaigns, one from China and another from the Philippines.Facebook says it is ready for violent unrest in the US election, and has plans to restrict t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Balderton Capital, Instagram, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Palo Alto, Beijing, Nick Clegg, Tim Cook, Nvidia, Jeff Bezos


Activists are chasing Palantir across the US this week to protest its contracts with ICE

Activists organized by the immigration rights group Mijente participate in a "good riddance" protest outside Palantir's former headquarters in Palo Alto. Jim Colton/Pro Bono Photo Activist groups have organized a series of protests across the US against Palantir this week over the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The groups staged a "good riddance" protest outside Palantir's former Palo Alto office, as well as an "unwelcome" protest at Palantir's new Denver...
Tags: Stanford, New York City, US, Trends, Tech, Palo Alto, Ice, Silicon Valley, Customs, Denver, Palantir, Blackrock, Bay Area, Alex Karp, Gonzalez, Karp


Silicon Valley's workforce is falling out of love with massive tech campuses. Experts predict what will take its place are networks of satellite offices.

Amazon's office in Boulder, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images The future of the tech office isn't clustered in Silicon Valley, experts told Business Insider. Instead, tech companies will likely adopt a "hub-and-spoke" model, with satellite offices peppered across the US. In a post-coronavirus era, employees may have a "remote-first" work schedule, and commute to a satellite office when they need to from wherever they live.  Amazon, Apple, and Uber have alre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Texas, Labor, Colorado, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Tech


Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training

It seems that distance learning is even coming for the healthcare industry. As remote work becomes the order of the day in the COVID-19 era, any tool that can bring training and education services to folks across industries is gaining a huge amount of investor interest — and that includes healthcare. Virtual reality tools like those on offer from Osso VR have been raising investor dollars at a rapid clip, and now the Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtual reality distribution platform joins their ranks...
Tags: Apple, TC, Microsoft, California, Kaiser Permanente, Tech, Palo Alto, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Virtual Reality, Johnson, Activision, Distance Learning, Palo Alto Calif, Electronic Arts, Barad


Paper maps, two-way radios: how firefighting tech is stuck in the past

One Silicon Valley startup is working on a new tool to help first responders battle California’s increasingly intense firesWhen wildfires burned near Palo Alto last month, emergency workers in this city legendary for its resident high-tech companies relied on relatively low-tech tools to coordinate a response.Emergency response units talked by two-way radio and sent each other text messages with photos of paper maps, said Kenneth Dueker, the director of Palo Alto’s office of emergency services. ...
Tags: Technology, California, US news, Palo Alto, Wildfires, Silicon Valley, Kenneth Dueker